The Training Course on Farmer-Led Extension (FLE) was held last July 23-27, 2012 at the City of Springs Hotel in Los Banos, Laguna.  The activity was participated by 18 farmer leaders and magsasaka syentistas.  FLE approach aims to hasten technology transfer by harnessing the work experience and capabilities of farmers in combination with the scientific knowledge of agricultural extension workers.

Participants were given updates on the AgriPinoy Framework and Food Staples Sufficiency Roadmap as well as lectures/discussions on the FLE Approaches, Adult Learning, Facilitation Skills, Responsible Adult Communication,  Presentation Skills and Visual Aid Preparation.  Additional inputs on Sustainable Agriculture and Livestock Production were also provided.

On the last day, each participant were given time to use the inputs when they presented their selected topics for microteaching activity.  It was an unforgettable experience for them having attended this training according to one of the participant.  The activity was led by Mr. Rolando Maningas as Project Officer. ■

“Farmer-Led Extensionist on the go!”

Written by Rolando V. Maningas  (07/31/2012)

Source: ATI in CALABARZON Website